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Re: Germany Town or City Name
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 08 March 18 06:30 GMT (UK) »
It's general genealogy research, not a lot of information on the man in question, hoped the mysterious place name might help with narrowing census forms or other such data to a more exact geographical area.

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Re: Germany Town or City Name
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 19 June 18 10:07 BST (UK) »
Still trying to get some opinions, have had a lot of folk suggest useful things, the minister writing it was likely working phonetically from the words of a first generation German immigrant, so it might be 'the something' or another variation. It might also be a place now entirely gone or in another region, country or under a new name.

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Re: Germany Town or City Name
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 19 June 18 10:12 BST (UK) »
where is the best place to view census data for Germany?

I think Sami's suggestion  Ost Herne  might be closest, a few people have suggested a similar thing outside of Roots. The hand writing page was very useful also.

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Re: Germany Town or City Name
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 19 June 18 10:14 BST (UK) »
sorry, should have correctly acknowledged matthewj64 for the original Herne comment

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Re: Germany Town or City Name
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 19 June 18 11:03 BST (UK) »
There is a town/village called Gothern(e) on the Baltic coast of Sweden.

This Link refers, but I can't get the translation.

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=9OdAAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA31&lpg=PA31&dq=gotherne+germany&source=bl&ots=BzRwugwwT2&sig=fIO0a0szJsH5NNqjQsishdjejro&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwip0OWVu9_bAhXOe8AKHWMTAtwQ6AEIODAB.

Seems to be linked to Sweden, Denmark and Germany. 
Griffiths Llandogo, Mitcheltroy, Mon. and Whitchurch Here (Also Edwards),  18th C., Griffiths FoD 19th Century.

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Re: Germany Town or City Name
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 19 June 18 16:07 BST (UK) »
  I think it may be Osterne

 You can find the town (or village) on Google Maps.

 

 


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Re: Germany Town or City Name
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday 19 June 18 23:03 BST (UK) »
Osterne sounds very likely. It could be misheard and then written Oathene or something like it I imagine.-thanks for the lead
it's not an option google maps offer in my original searches either.

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Re: Germany Town or City Name
« Reply #16 on: Wednesday 20 June 18 01:26 BST (UK) »
Wondered about Ostherne. But couldn't find anything like that in various town/place listings.

sami

Maybe Ost Herne?


Oettern?

Hello

In old handwriting that first letter was also similar to a capital "C".

So starting letter O or C?


I presume there is not another capital letter formed the same, on the whole document?


'G' is obviously formed in Germany and not the same.

If begining 'C' then the word looks in Engish to read:- Catharne / Cathame or Cothame / Cotharne or Cotherne

Köthen
Catham for Chatham

But I would like to hear a German pronunciation, that gives me that word as spelt in the country where it was written down (recorded).

Mark
"George HOOD of Selby" Before 1812?

Born about 1785 (Yorkshire per 1841 Census)

Married Sarah RUSSELL at Selby 1815 newspaper - "both of that place".

Buried in the Quaker Burial Ground at Selby as "Not in Membership" in 1845, aged 60 years.

George HOOD of Selby was refused Membership of the Quakers in 1836.

Elected Overseer of the Poor of Selby in 1838.

Had both known (Selby) and unknown (some not stated 1846) property interests.

Possible (but unknown) links to COOK and/or PEARSON names.

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Re: Germany Town or City Name
« Reply #17 on: Wednesday 20 June 18 01:59 BST (UK) »
It does look a little like Catherine when you first look at it.